As something of a nude lip aficionado, I got rather excited when I heard about Lipstick Queen’s new Seven Deadly Sins Collection. Somewhat unsurprisingly, there are seven colours to choose from, which range from nudes to deep violets.
I opted for Indolence, a stunning warm toned pinky-nude, which is just perfect if you’re looking for a your lips but better shade. It’s a lovely option when you’re wearing a heavy eye look, and need a lipcolour which is pretty, but won’t compete for the drama.
Packaged in a gorgeously chic tube with golden logo detailing, Indolence is a heavily pigmented gloss, which leaves lips pink and shiny for hours at a time.
Thanks to the doe foot applicator, applying the gloss is a cinch, and it applies wonderfully and smoothly. On the lips, the formula is wonderfully glossy and opaque, and it feels more balmy than sticky. It’s enriched with ingredients like Cranberry Seed Extract and Black Soybean Extract, so it’s also the perfect choice if you’re after a winter lip colour!
Lipstick Queen Seven Deadly Sins Lipgloss in Indolence is priced at £22 and is available here.
By my own admission, I’m something of a neutral lipstick hoarder. For day-to-day wearing, it’s always feels a bit easier to slick on a nude or a pink than head for a colour. But, when I caught sight of Lipstick Queen’s All That Jazz Collection, I just knew I needed to branch out into a more vibrant shade!
Before I even selected a colour, I had absolutely fallen in love with the packaging. It’s like the lipsticks were made for evenings out – the cases are a slick black and dotted with the glitziest of silver sparkles.
Out of the four available shades, I opted for Whoopee Spot, a stunning cool toned violet, which feels like such a fun colour to wear!
In the tube it looks like quite a daunting colour to wear, but when applied the lipstick has a semi-opaque formula. I am just in love with how glossy it is, and the formula’s glitter sparkles and shimmers in the light. It’s definitely an attention-grabbing shade, but it’s easy to tweak the colour to suit the effect you’re after. On evenings where I want something a little different, I use a single swipe, which leaves lips with a glossy, sheer layer of colour. For occasions where I want something a touch more dramatic, I’ve been applying the lipstick with my trusty lip brush. It means I can really control the placement of the colour, and build up a beautiful opaque violet shade which lasts throughout the evening.
Lipstick Queen’s All That Jazz Lipstick in Whoopee is priced at £25 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
After laying low for the past week or so, this weekend I finally felt more like myself, and in something of a celebration I broke out one of my newest Lipstick Queen offerings – the rather glamorous Silver Screen lipstick in Come Up.
The Silver Screen lipstick line is really something to behold – inspired by the old school glamour of the movie sirens, the formulas give you all the sheen of a gloss, but with an amazing hit of colour, and the most perfect moisturising formula! I’m also rather partial to the packaging – it’s very weighty, and the case gives a lovely snap when you open and close it. It feels incredibly grown up and chic to use!
Come Up is one of the 7 shades available and is a stunning cool, blue toned pink. It’s also probably the ‘safest’ colour in the collection, so it is just perfect for daily use! After exfoliating my lips in the shower, I can easily slick the lipstick on without worrying about applying with a brush. The formula is absolutely dreamy to use – pomegranate extract keeps lips feeling hydrated as well as incredibly glossy, and I can’t believe how long wearing it is! I easily got 2-3 hours of shiny colour, before I felt the need to reapply. I am also in love with the lipstick’s fragrance – it’s delicately scented with super high quality peppermint oil, so you stay minty fresh!
Lipstick Queen’s Silver Screen Lipstick in Come Up is priced at £35.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Lipstick Queen are really upping their game with their new Vesuvius Liquid Lipsticks. Perfect for summer, they straddle the lipstick/lip gloss line.
I’m absolutely in love with the packaging – the chic, shiny black tube opens into a brush applicator. The glosses come up through the brush, allowing for precise application on the go – genius!
Two of the colors which really appealed to me were Blush – described as a smoldering natural peach, and Bare – described as a Shimmering Gold-Nude. For me, I figured these would be colors I could reach for all summer – Bare for easy, natural looks, and Blush for when I’m looking to step it up a notch.
First up is Bare – this is the most beautiful Champagne gloss. I only needed a couple of clicks until the colour was on the brush, and it was super easy to apply. The formula feels rich and nourishing like a balm, and it has the perfect amount of sheen. The gloss has multi-dimensional sparkles which glitter in the light, and it’s a great choice to top nude-toned or matte lipsticks if you fancy a little switch-up in your look.
Blush is a gorgeous amplified nude, which is definitely in my-lips-but-better category. Again, application was flawless, even with the extra pigment, and one click of gloss was enough for my application. Once on, it’s a great choice for days when I want to look natural, but a little more polished.
Both glosses have a fresh minty scent which isn’t too overpowering, and they last a good few hours once on.
You can choose from 6 colors, and they are priced £22.00 each. You can find them here (UK) or here (US)
I’m headed off for the weekend with a couple of friends, so right now I’m trying to figure out what makeup I actually need to take with me, versus the 101 things I think I need. Thankfully, Lipstick Queen has made pairing down a whole lot easier with Oxymoron.
Packaged in a neat little gold compact with a good-sized mirror, Oxymoron is a matte gloss, which can be used on both your lips and cheeks.
The formula is like absolutely nothing I’ve come across before! It feels like a light balm when first applied, but once it’s on, it dries down to a silky matte. It’s a complete dream product! The shade pictured is Open Secret, the most perfect bright coral.
To use it, I apply my foundation and concealer as normal, then I use my fingers to tap a little of the gloss onto my cheekbones and then blend in. I am absolutely obsessed with the colour, it really brightens up my complexion, and it looks healthy and natural. Once I’ve finished off the rest of my makeup, I then use a little of the gloss on my lips. I love using this as a lip stain, and I top with a little balm. The wear time is excellent, and the silky texture is hard to beat!
Oxymoron costs £22.00 and is available here (UK) or here (US)